• Baby Beef Champion
  • Reserve Heifer champion
  • Reserve Steer Champion
  • Butchers Champion
  • Housewives Choice Champion 

Limousin sired cattle were once again to the fore at the inaugural LiveScot, the new name for the Scottish Fatstock Club’s annual winter show.

Held in a new venue at Lanark Auction Mart, on Saturday 29th November, the event attracted a top quality entry of cattle and a strong turnout of spectators in its first year.

Leading the way for the Limousin breed was the winner of the Baby Beef Championship, Co Durham-based Gordon and Julie Sedgewick’s homebred heifer Priceless.

Priceless : Baby Beef Champion
Priceless : Baby Beef Champion

This 348kg Confluence Faddel sired heifer is out of a Limousin cross dam and had a hard start in life, losing her mother shortly after birth and being reared on a foster dam.

In the prime cattle classes Limousin sired heifer Khaleesi from Northern Irish exhibitor Gareth Small stood Reserve Heifer Champion.

Khaleesi Reserve Heifer Champion
Khaleesi Reserve Heifer Champion

Bred by James Alexander this one is a daughter of the noted sire Swarland Eddie and weighed in at 610kg. She headed to Lanark with a strong show record, having been Reserve Overall Commercial Champion at Balmoral, Baby Beef Champion at Beef Expo, Overall Champion at the Northern Ireland Commercial Cattle Exhibitor’s Club summer show and most recently Supreme Champion at Borderway Agri-Expo.

It was a Limousin sired beast which took the Reserve Championship in the steers too, with Donald MacPherson and Jock Currie’s Sixteen Drops taking the tickets here.

Sixteen Drops Reserve Steer
Sixteen Drops Reserve Steer

This Michael Durno-bred beast weighed 512kg and is by the 25,000gns Bailea Black BMW and is out of a Charolais cross dam. He was purchased at the Thainstone Spectacular in September for £3000 and was on his first show outing.

Securing the Butchers’ championship was Grant Cook with another Swarland Eddie son, The Gambler. This 732kg steer was bred at Balluskie Farm, Girvan, and was purchased last October at Ayr.

Meanwhile, the pick of Craig and Hugh Black in the Housewives championship was Jean McKay’s 626kg Lumbylaw Talent sired heifer out of a Limousin cross dam.

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